1999 Cadillac Keys made…

I ordered from eBay Cadillac key blanks that have the necessary VATS resistance pellet. I didn’t realize most professional locksmiths will not make you a copy if you don’t mind the blank from them.

I went over to the local ACE hardware store and asked the workers if they would. After a couple of turn downs an employee was found that had the skill set to cut the key. It worked out great as this person was able to make copy of both the ignition and trunk keys. I had 2 sets made, the cost was $6. You can’t beat that deal!

1999 Cadillac Deville Antenna Mast…

I took apart my power antenna assembly this morning so I could replace the mast and cable. As it turns out the the cable was still in one piece and usable.

This is an easy fix, you may need two people so you can turn on the ignition and let the radio signal trigger the power antenna to extend. Once the antenna begins to extend you can turn off the ignition and hold the antenna in place. You’ll also have to remove the power harness (black) from the receptacle to prevent the antenna from going back down.

I used a pair vice-grips to hold the top section of the antenna while turning the end tip clockwise. This will allow removal of the lower two sections. The top section of the mast is the portion that connects to the cable. Luckily for me the lower sections of the antenna was part bent. 

 

Josie is rattling…

Ever since I had the Flowmaster 10 series installed there was a distinct rattle that progressively gotten worse every time I drove the car. Today I jacked up the rear to investigate. The left side muffler tip was the culprit. I think the muffler place forgot to tighten it back down after the installation. The right side was on tight as I checked it. Once everything was tightened the rattle went away. Nice when it’s an easy fix. 

I also checked the air and set the pressure level to all four tires manufacturer specifications of 44 psi.  

 

Rolling through the waters…

Like most of the time after work no matter what route I take home there is some freakin’ roadblock. These are random areas and the places that typically have a roadblock still have one.

Today I was following a peanut sized import and came across another roadblock on our lane. The driver pulled to the oncoming lane and dodged the roadblock setup. I stopped. Thought about it and said “fuck it” and off I went.

Caddy 99′ cruising through jet ski style! I’m glad I have the stock tire setup, not dropped low. At least not for now…

Here we go again..

Even though it’s great we are getting all this rain lately the effects on the morning traffic has been horrible. The storms has caused either more accidents or road closures along my commute. Doubling back a road is not uncommon when a road block sign presents itself. This of course effects everyone and their mama too. 

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